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We welcome thoroughbred racing industry role advertisements on this page - if you have a role that supports the breeding or racing of thoroughbreds, please get in touch with us via details below.

Contact: Mary Burgess, Corporate Communications & Media Advisor


Head of Content

  • A full-time position with an immediate start!
  • Based in Waikato
  • Join a focused and dedicated team!

LOVERACING.NZ is the fan brand for NZ Thoroughbred Racing.  It underpins our marketing strategy that looks to grow interest and participation in our wonderful sport.  This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to have full directional control of our digital content strategy.  We want to share the sport we love with more people!

 You will be responsible for:

  • Managing and executing the digital content strategy across NZTR's digital and social platforms
  • Liaising with third-party content providers
  • Developing the schedule, planning and execution phase of the digital content strategy

Candidates should have experience working in a similar position and ideally have a passion for thoroughbred racing.  They must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal and excellent time management skills. 

If this sounds like an opportunity for you then send your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected].

For a full copy of the position description please click here

Applications close 9 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm.


General Manager – Otago Racing Club

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate, engaged, competent and committed individual to lead the Otago Racing Club, the South’s Premier Racing Club based at Wingatui Racecourse in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The General Manager will deliver all race day and non-race day events at Wingatui Racecourse, including the popular, and successful marquee race meetings on Melbourne Cup Day, Champions Day and Boxing Day. You will also be responsible for the delivery of the Christmas at the Races event at Cromwell.

Your role will be to grow profitability and lead the Club through one of the most exciting periods in our Club’s history.

You will bring experience in a commercial environment, an ability to lead a team and the commitment to work across a busy racing season at an increasingly busy venue.

You will need to be energetic and have a passion for event management. An enthusiasm for the racing industry will be to your benefit.

We welcome applications from individuals with leadership, financial management and communication skills who have an ability to solve problems within a multi-stakeholder environment. A role profile is available for viewing on the Club’s website from Wednesday 25th November.

Please forward your expression of interest and current curriculum vitae to [email protected]  no later than 4 December 2020.


NZ Jockeys' Association - Executive Officer

The New Zealand Jockeys’ Association (NZJA) is seeking an Executive Officer.   

The NZJA is a membership-based association which represents the licenced jockeys throughout New Zealand.  It is a Recognised Industry Organisation and, as such, is involved in regular communication and consultation with the industy’s parent body, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.

The role is part-time, and it is anticipated that the successful applicant would work on NZJA matters approximately two days each week.

The ideal applicant will have a passion for the racing industry and the desire to improve conditions for New Zealand’s jockeys, advocating on their behalf.

We are looking for an excellent communicator with the ability to act as a conduit between members of the Association and the industry’s governing body and other industry organisations.  The ability to engage with all NZJA members throughout the country and ensure they are kept abreast of any industry developments which impacts members is key.

The new Executive Officer should bring ideas around sponsorship, for both members and the Association, and also be prepared to work with members to build post-racing career options.

A job description is available by emailing [email protected] .    Applications, including a CV, should be sent to [email protected] by 30 November 2020.


Staff Wanted

A full time vacancy has arisen on the Stud side of our Thoroughbred operation located at North Taieri, Mosgiel.

The position involves the handling of horses – broodmares and young stock.

Duties will include:

  • Daily feed rounds
  • Checking mares and foals
  • Bringing mares in for vetting
  • Mucking out & general stable duties
  • Helping to prep young stock for sales
  • Other duties associated with a NZ Thoroughbred stud.

The successful applicant will ideally have previous experience in the thoroughbred industry, but this is not a necessity (you will however need to be confident handling horses).

This would be a great opportunity for someone who is keen to learn more about breeding.

Accommodation can be provided on site as part of the salary package.  A clean drivers’ license is required. 

For more information please phone Wayne 0274 988 037

We require you to have NZ residency or a valid work visa already. 

To apply, please email your CV and two references to [email protected] by Thursday 19th November.


Drivers Required - Class 2 or 4 

Full Time - Christchurch, Palmerston North & Waikato based drivers required

Majestic Horse Floats has been established since 1938 and is New Zealand’s leading provider of transport to the equine industry. To ensure our national market leading presence we are developing the size and scope of our driving teams around the country.

Ideally you come from within our industry and have a flexible can-do attitude as no two days are the same and we operate 7 days per week. Your geographical knowledge and customer leading focus set you apart from others you work with.
We have a fleet of 33 trucks around the country and there is interisland and overnight travel expected. You will be expected to work 6 of every 7 days, with 1 weekend off per calendar month.

This is a salary remunerated position.


We deal with a variety of horses some of which may be young or haven’t been handled much, you must have the skills and patience necessary to load these horses safely.

To express interest, please either phone or forward your CV to:
Ward Austin, CEO, Majestic Horse Floats
email: [email protected]
mobile: 027 540 9259

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and a class 2 or 4 license.


Senior Management Role

For decades Westbury Stud has been known as one of NZ’s leading Thoroughbred operations.  Our commitment to rearing the best racehorses is first and foremost at Westbury Stud, aptly summed up by our company philosophy of Passion, Dedication, Reward.  

Westbury Karaka is currently looking for an experienced and proven ‘horseperson’ to join our senior operational team.  Offering the successful applicant, the opportunity to join a progressive and motivated team at a world class property. The successful applicant will report directly to the Stud Manager and be able to ‘step up’ and lead the operation (or department) when required.

Candidates must be proficient, confident horse handlers, and possess a high standard of organisational and planning skills.  A sound knowledge and experience in the day to day handling and managing of stallions, broodmares, foals, weanlings and/or yearling preparation is essential.

The successful applicant will have a passion for providing the utmost care, education and preparation of our stock with knowledge across all facets of the Stud.   Your enthusiasm and attention to detail with a strong work ethic will see you lead, motivate and inspire our team.  Previous experience in a senior stud position is required.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we are only able to accept applications from people who hold the rights to work in NZ (work visa, resident or citizens) and are currently in New Zealand.

Those interested in applying should send a two (2) page CV with a cover letter outlining their relevant experience to [email protected] 

Nutrition/Feedroom Coordinator

Westbury Stud is currently seeking interest in positions at both our Karaka and Matamata farms in the role of Nutrition/Feedroom Coordinator. The feeding of horses is a critical aspect of our business and the roles require people with dedication and accuracy in this area.

The people we are looking for should possess an interest and background in horses - but this may not relate specifically to stud work - while the successful applicants would receive full training on the requirements of the role.

Anyone interested in applying for these roles should possess,  

  • Good communication skills, being able to relate effectively to managers, staff, feed suppliers and stockists
  • Meticulous detail in areas of feed quantities, preparation of feeds, ordering stock etc
  • Good mathematical skills, as calculating and measuring accurately is imperative
  • Physically fit and strong, as the role requires an active person with heavy lifting involved
  • Efficiency in the recording of feed purchasing, packing slips, and associated documentation
  • The ability to ensure a clean, tidy, and well organised environment at all times
  • Excellent time management in the preparation of feeds daily
  • Be able to work alternate weekends (not full days), and public holidays as per a roster
  • A forklift licence is an advantage, or be willing to train to obtain a licence

Please note: All necessary PPE will be provided, but people with allergies may find the environment unsuitable due to dust and feed ingredients associated with some components.

Should you have experience in the equine world, in particular in the racing or stud industry, the potential exists for you to be involved in a motivated team focused on breeding superior racehorses. 

Those interested in applying should send a two (2) page CV with a cover letter outlining their relevant experience to [email protected]

Curator/Track & Facilities Manager (for the full job description click here)

Position Purpose: The Counties Racing Club is an established Thoroughbred Racing and Training venue based at Pukekohe Park. The current 2019/2020 Season is a milestone for the Club as it celebrates its Centennial in May 2020 The Curator/Track and Facilities Manager is responsible for leading the team that provides the maintenance and management of the Clubs four turf tracks, sand track, plough track and other horse training related infrastructure as well as the grounds and Park surrounds and all the Parks facilities (excluding the motor racing circuit). The Track and Facilities Manager will be involved in liaison with various departments from NZTR, in particular the Racing Integrity Unit and other related parties to ensure the Club is best placed to continually attract the patronage, be that with Trainers or NZTR, that allows the Club to meet its Strategic Plan.

Some of the key areas include:

  • Leading the team that provide high-quality range of services, including tracks for racing and training activities
  • Maintaining all tracks to the standard as set out by in the NZTR guidelines
  • Provide customer focused safe surfaces for Trainers at Pukekohe Park
  • Directing the team to conduct the Clubs race meetings
  • Liaising with contractors and/or suppliers in relation to tracks maintenance
  • Work in collaboration with the Clubs other Managers; Administration, Marketing and Sponsorship, Events & Motor circuit          

If you are interested in this position, please contact Greg Mitchell [email protected]


Baker/Forsman Racing Stables - Cambridge Foreperson

A vacancy exists for a Foreperson in the leading racing stable in NZ, situated in Cambridge.  It would suit a person with knowledge of the horse industry.  The applicant would need great organisational skill and experience in supervising staff.

The salary would reflect the importance of the position.

If you want a glimpse into working for the Baker / Forsman Racing Stable, see LOVERACING.NZ's video with their Strappers Aleisha Legg and Emilia Putkinen here.

Contact: To apply or for more information contact [email protected], or Andrew Forsman 027 553 3773 or Murray Baker 027 446 3381

Baker/Forsman Racing Stables - Cambridge Track work rider/Stablehand

A vacancy exists for Track work rider/Stablehand personnel.  It is a full-time position with 5.5 days working per week.  It would suit a person with knowledge of the horse industry and could lead to further roles and a career in the horse industry.

The salary would reflect the importance of the position.

Contact: To apply or for more information contact [email protected], or Andrew Forsman 027 553 3773
NZTR Inc LogoIndustry Role Advertising

We welcome thoroughbred racing industry role advertisements on this page - if you have a role that supports the breeding or racing of thoroughbreds, please get in touch with us via details below.

Contact: Mary Burgess, Corporate Communications & Media Advisor